Mac kickers ranked 22nd in final poll

By Steve Sell
December 11, 2014

The final NAIA soccer poll was released today and McPherson College’s men finished No. 22 in the country.

The Bulldogs were 14-4-2 this season, the KCAC co-champions and winner of the KCAC Postseason Tournament. They competed in the national tournament, losing 2-1 to Grand View University of Iowa, which finished the year ranked No. 5. The Bulldogs led the game much of the way before giving up two goals in the final 15 minutes.

The 14 wins were the second-most in school history.

The Bulldogs placed eight players on the All-KCAC teams — four first-team, three second and one honorable mention.

Also during the season, Oscar Cortez was named the conference's Most Valuable Player. Alex Ronneburg received a couple of KCAC honors, Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Year. Goalie Tanner Horton was named Co-Freshman of the Year. Doug Quint was selected KCAC Coach of the Year.

After the season, Cortez and Ronneburg were both named NAIA All-Americans, earning honorable mention status.

Mac graduates eight seniors, but there’s a good base to build on as six of its eight All-KCAC players return and Quint already has been active on the recruiting trail.